So, January is gone. The year is officially on the roll. I know that you, just like me, have set a number goals you want to achieve in 2014. I know that there are a number of areas in your life where you want to improve and other areas where you HAVE to improve. Improving requires change and change in never easy. I have found that it is easier for me to learn something new than to unlearn something I've always knows or change a habit I've always had. So here is what I've learnt…
I've learnt that although change is not easy, it is not impossible. I've learnt that no matter how committed I am or how motivated I am or how hard I try, sometimes I will fail. But the most important lesson I've learnt is that if I fail, I just have to start over again. I've learnt that no matter what, I do not quit.
Honestly, my greatest challenge in life is sleep. I love to sleep. I find it so hard for me to wake up anytime before 10. This has never bothered me, but now, perhaps due to growing up or the goals I set for myself, I don't know, I really really REALLY want to wake up early in the morning. I want to start my day latest by 8:00 ( and that's still too late) but I fail to wake up at a decent hour. So since the year began I've beeeeeen trying to wake up at 8:00 and it hasn't happened yet. But I do not give up. I will win.
Anywho, as I shared with you last week, this year I've decide to set 12 week goals, and one of the reasons why I believe this will work better than setting 52 week goals is because I get to break down my goals into small chunks. Attempting to do too much at once can be overwhelming and it often leads to failure. Failure not because I can't I can't do it, but because it just becomes too difficult. And when I feel it's difficult, I naturally feel defeated, lose interest, and just let it go. So I've set small, achievable goals (well we'll see about that in the next 8 weeks), and I've already achieved two of them. Because of these victories, I am motivated to work hard at completing my other goals now.
But let me tell you this, something you've probably heard a million times before: Nothing worth having comes easily. It only matters that you work hard, you focus, and you just refuse to give up. Rather than setting a million different goals, set just 3 and put all your focus and energy on them. And IF you fail, look at where you slipped and not where you fell. Learn from that mistake and try once again. And if you fail, yet again, repeat the process yet again. Eventually you will have changed or improved, This I promise you.
Okay. This blog is too long now. It's becoming more like a book. A book I should be writing. Maybe one day this blog will be a book. Mmmhhh….
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